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Fayose: EFCC Discredits ‘Death’ Audio



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discredited an audio circulating in the social media in which the Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, purportedly made comments to the effect that, nothing will happen if former governor Ayo Fayose, dies in custody.

In a tweet, the commission maintained that the recording was fake as the comments did not emanate from the Chairman of the EFCC, adding that, “Purveyors of this fake news especially a former spokesperson of a leading political party are warned to desist”.

The commission had on Wednesday said it has dug deeper into graft accusation against the ex-governor Fayose and released photos of properties he allegedly procured through illegal means.

The Spokesman for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, released the pictures.

He alleged that Mr Fayose purchased the property with money he purportedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.

“In the course of investigating corruption allegations against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, especially the N1.3billion which he collected from the office of the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, the Commission unearthed evidence that he laundered the funds into the acquisition of properties in choice locations in Abuja and Lagos,” Mr Wilson alleged.

The EFCC released the pictures a day after the former governor arrived at its head office in Abuja, in company with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a former minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, among other well-wishers.

Fayose had in September promised to report at the anti-corruption agency’soffice after handing over government to his successor, Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Mr. Lere Olayinka, the media aide to Fayose, said his boss has since denied the allegations and insisted that he should be charged to court.

“Today is his second day in EFCC custody and I can say that his spirit is high, and his will remains very strong,” he said on Wednesday.

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